The Volkswagen Virtus, the German automaker’s planned mid-size car, will make its global debut in India in early March 2022. In the third week of May, its production model will reach the roads. It will compete with the Hyundai Verna, Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, and the incoming Skoda Slavia in this segment. The Slavia will share its chassis (MQB A0-IN), components, and engines with the forthcoming Volkswagen sedan. Both models, however, appear to be one-of-a-kind and have somewhat distinct features. The VW Virtus will be available in India as a replacement for the Vento.
The Volkswagen Virtus, a midsize sedan that will ultimately replace the 12-year-old Vento, is the German brand’s big India launch for 2022. We can officially affirm that the VW Virtus launch timeline is on track, notwithstanding anticipated delays owing to the pandemic. The model, which is a makeover of a car that is already on the market in South America, will go on sale globally in March and in India in the second half of May 2022.
The facelifted VW Virtus sedan will make its global premiere in March 2022.
By the third week of May 2022, it will be available for purchase in India.
Skoda Slavia shares powertrains and underpinnings.
What else is new with the Volkswagen Virtus?
Volkswagen’s India-spec sedan will be built on the same MQB A0-IN platform as the VW Group’s ‘India 2.0’ models, including the VW Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, and the upcoming Skoda Slavia sedan, which will go on sale before the Virtus.
As previously stated, the upcoming Volkswagen Virtus feature set will differ slightly from that of its cousin, the Skoda Slavia. A digital instrument cluster, a 10.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, leatherette upholstery, wireless phone charging, automatic climate control, connected car tech, keyless entry and go, a sunroof, 6 airbags, tire pressure monitoring system, auto headlamps and wipers, LED headlamps, and other features are likely to be borrowed from the Taigun.
Volkswagen Virtus engine and transmission options for India
While no official information has been released, the sedan model selection is expected to have standard and GT Line trim levels, similar to the Taigun. Along with the more powerful engine, the GT Line models will have some sporty design elements and other equipment. The Virtus will be powered by a 1.0L 3-cylinder TSI and a 1.5L 4-cylinder TSI petrol engine.
The former produces 115bhp and 175Nm of torque, while the latter produces 150bhp and 250Nm of torque. The smaller gasoline engine is available with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The 1.5L TSI engine will be available with a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission.
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